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World Series

Pulse of the Postseason: Connections

Click on each team's logo to find out every postseason player, coach, front office and broadcaster's team and state/country connections.

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Arizona Diamondbacks
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDiamondbacks highlights
Brian BruneyRP2004-05Recorded 12 SV as part-time closer in '05.
Atlanta Braves
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBraves highlights
Mark Teixeira1B2007-08Anchored lineup with .295 AVG, 37 HR, 134 RBIs in 157 G.
Baltimore Orioles
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsOrioles highlights
Jerry Hairston Jr.2B1998-2004Broke into bigs with club, batted .261 with 94 SB in 530 G.
Josh TowersSP, RP2001-02Control-minded righty went 8-10 with 4.49 ERA in 24 G in '01.
Ken SingletonOF1975-843-time All-Star batted .284 with 182 HR in 1,446 G; member of '83 WS team.
Boston Red Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRed Sox highlights
Johnny DamonOF2002-05Catalyst batted .295 in 597 G; won WS with '04 team.
Eric Hinske1B, OF2006-07Batted .288 in 88 G in '06; won WS with '07 team.
David ConeSP2001Posted 9-7 record, 4.31 ERA in 25 GS in final big league season.
John FlahertyC1992-93Appeared in 48 G after breaking into bigs with BOS.
Tony PenaC1990-93Defensive stalwart won Gold Glove in '91.
Chicago Cubs
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCubs highlights
Chad GaudinRP2008Posted 4-2 record, 6.26 ERA in 24 G.
Jerry Hairston Jr.2B, OF2005-06Batted .251 with 11 SB in 152 G.
Sergio MitreP2003-05Sinkerballer went 4-10 in 36 G (18 GS).
Jose MolinaC1999Batted .263 over 10 G in cup of coffee with big club.
Mike HarkeySP1988, '90-93Started 71 games; went 12-6 with 3.26 ERA to finish 5th in 1990 NL ROY race.
Mick KelleherINF 1976-80Batted .226 with 7 SB in 433 G.
Chicago White Sox
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsWhite Sox highlights
Damaso MarteRP2002-05Lefty specialist went 14-12 with 2.78 ERA in 279 G; posted 1.58 ERA in '03.
Nick SwisherOF, 1B2008Switch-hitter compiled 24 HR, 69 RBIs.
Tony PenaC1997Nearing end of career, hit .164 with 8 RBIs in 31 G; posted 1.000 fielding PCT.
Cincinnati Reds
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsReds highlights
Jerry Hairston Jr.OF, SS, 3B, 2B2008-09Versatile veteran delivered .326 AVG, 15 SB in '08.
Paul O'NeillOF1985-92Famously intense OF batted .259 with 96 HR, 411 RBIs in 799 G; played for '90 WS winners.
Cleveland Indians
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsIndians highlights
CC SabathiaSP2001-08Towering lefty posted 106-71 record, 3.83 ERA in 237 GS; won AL Cy Young in '07.
Tony PenaC1994-96Veteran backstop hit .295 in '94; slugged GW HR in '95 ALDS Game 1.
Colorado Rockies
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRockies highlights
Mike HarkeySP, RP1994Went 1-6 in 24 G (13 GS) in lone season.
Detroit Tigers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsTigers highlights
John FlahertyC1994-96Developed into regular with DET; batted .238 with 15 HR, 67 RBIs in 193 G.
Mick Kelleher3B, 2B, SS1981-82Defensive specialist appeared in 63 G with DET.
Mick KelleherFirst-Base Coach2003-05Served under manager Alan Trammell.
Florida Marlins
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMarlins highlights
A.J. BurnettSP1999-2005Fireballer posted 49-50 record, 3.73 ERA with first ML club; threw no-hitter in '01.
Sergio MitreSP, RP2006-07Posted 6-13 record, 4.88 ERA in 42 G (34 GS).
Joe GirardiManager2006Posted 78-84 record, named NL Manager of the Year in lone season with FLA.
Al LeiterSP1996-97, 2005Lefty went 30-28 with 4.07 ERA; threw no-hitter in '96; pitched for '97 WS team.
Mike HarkeyBullpen Coach2006Worked on Joe Girardi's staff; team posted 4.37 ERA.
Houston Astros
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAstros highlights
Andy PettitteSP2004-06Veteran lefty went 37-26 with 3.38 ERA in 84 G; finished 5th in Cy Young voting in '05.
Mick KelleherSS1974Defensive-minded SS appeared in 19 G.
Tony PenaC1997Batted .211 with 2 RBIs in 9 G, retired after season.
Tony PenaBench Coach2002Served under manager Jimy Williams; team went 84-78.
Kansas City Royals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRoyals highlights
Johnny DamonOF1995-2000Batted .292 in 803 G with 1st ML club; led AL with 136 R, 46 SB in '00.
David ConeSP, RP1986, '93-94Native son posted 27-19 record, 3.29 ERA in 68 G (57 GS); won AL Cy Young in '94.
Tony PenaManager2002-05Posted 198-285 record; went 83-79 in '03 to win AL Manager of the Year.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsAngels highlights
Jose MolinaC2001-07Batted .237 in 363 G; played with brother Bengie; won WS with '02 team.
Mark Teixeira1B2008Joined team for stretch run, batted .358 with 13 HR, 43 RBIs in 54 G; batted .467 in ALDS.
Mike HarkeySP, RP1995Went 4-3 with 4.55 ERA in 12 G (8 GS).
Mick KelleherSS, 3B1982Defensive specialist appeared in 34 G.
Los Angeles Dodgers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsDodgers highlights
Mike HarkeyRP1997Won lone decision, posted 4.30 ERA in 10 G; retired after season.
Milwaukee Brewers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBrewers highlights
CC SabathiaSP2008Pitched MIL into playoffs with 11-2 record, 1.65 ERA, 7 CG in 17 GS down stretch.
New York Mets
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMets highlights
Xavier NadyOF2006Batted .264 with 14 HR in 75 G before Deadline trade to PIT.
Ken SingletonOF1970-71Drafted 3rd overall by team in '67; batted .252 in 184 G.
David ConeSP, RP1987-92, 2003Posted 81-51 record, 3.13 ERA in 187 G; went 20-3 in breakout '88 campaign; led NL in Ks in '90-91.
Al LeiterSP1998-2004Quality lefty posted 95-67 record with 3.42 ERA; pitched for '00 NL pennant winners.
Oakland Athletics
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsA's highlights
Johnny DamonOF2001Batted .256 with 108 R, 27 SB in 155 G in lone season with OAK.
Chad GaudinSP, RP2006-08Posted 20-8 record, 4.00 ERA in 40 G (22 GS); led AL with 34 GS in '07.
Nick SwisherOF, 1B2004-07Finished 6th in AL ROY balloting in '05; collected 35 HR, 95 RBIs in '06.
Mike HarkeySP1995Went 4-6 in 1st half before trade to Halos.
Pittsburgh Pirates
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPirates highlights
Eric HinskeOF, 3B, 1B2009Batted .255 in 54 G before midseason trade to NYY.
Damaso MarteRP2001, '06-08Lefty specialist went 7-8 with 3.52 ERA, 200 Ks in 186 2/3 IP.
Xavier NadyOF, 1B2006-08Played in 269 G; hit .330 with 13 HR in 89 G before midseason trade to NYY in '08.
Mick KelleherFirst-Base, INF Coach1986Served under manager Jim Leyland.
Tony PenaC1980-86Hard-nosed backstop batted .286 in 801 G; named All-Star in '82, '84-86; won Gold Glove in '83-85.
San Diego Padres
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsPadres highlights
Chad GaudinSP2009Posted 4-10 record, 5.13 ERA in 20 G (19 GS) before Aug. trade to NYY.
Xavier NadyOF, 1B2000, '03-05Batted .263 with 25 HR in 269 G; did not play in Minors before 1st ML AB.
John FlahertyC1996-97Enjoyed best offensive seasons of career with TB; batted .284 with 18 HR, 87 RBIs in 201 G.
Dave EilandSP1992-93Posted 5.38 ERA in 17 G; homered in 1st ML AB.
Seattle Mariners
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsMariners highlights
Damaso MarteRP1999Went 0-1 over 5 G in first taste of bigs.
Alex RodriguezSS1994-2000Perennial All-Star batted .309 with 189 HR, 133 SB in 790 G; led AL with .358 AVG in '96.
St. Louis Cardinals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsCardinals highlights
Mick KelleherSS1972-73, '75Drafted in 3rd round in '69; appeared in 73 G.
Tony PenaC1987-89Veteran backstop named All-Star in '89; hit .395 in '87 postseason.
Tampa Bay Rays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRays highlights
Chad GaudinRP2003-04Broke into bigs with TB; posted 4.25 ERA in 41 G.
Eric HinskeOF, 1B, 3B2008Compiled 20 HR, 60 RBIs in 381 AB for AL pennant winners.
Dave EilandSP, RP1998-2000Went 6-13 in 39 G (26 GS); retired after '00.
Texas Rangers
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsRangers highlights
Jerry Hairston Jr.OF, 2B, 3B, SS2006-07Provided strong defense at multiple positions.
Alex RodriguezSS2001-03Slugging SS won AL MVP in '03; won Gold Glove in '02-03; led AL in HR '01-03.
Mark Teixeira1B, OF, 3B2003-07Emerged as top 1B with TEX; batted .283 with 153 HR in 693 G; won GG in '05-06.
Toronto Blue Jays
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsBlue Jays highlights
A.J. BurnettSP2006-08Fireballer posted 38-25 record, 3.94 ERA; led AL with 231 Ks in '08.
Chad GaudinSP2005Journeyman righty posted 1-3 record in 5 G.
Eric Hinske1B, 3B2002-06Lefty slugger batted .259 with 78 HR in 655 G; won AL ROY in '02.
Josh TowersSP, RP2003-07Enjoyed best season of career with 13-12 record, 3.71 ERA, 208 2/3 IP in '05.
David ConeSP1992, '95Frontline righty posted 13-9 record, 3.14 ERA in 25 G (24 GS).
Al LeiterSP, RP1989-95Emerged as quality ML starter with TOR; posted 26-24 record, 4.20 ERA in 91 G (61 GS).
Washington Nationals
PlayersPosition/RoleYearsNationals/Expos highlights
Jonathan AlbaladejoRP2007Posted 1.88 ERA over 14 G in 1st taste of bigs.
Ken SingletonOF1972-74Switch-hitter batted .285 in 452 G with MON; collected 23 HR, 102 RBIs, led NL with .425 OBP in '73.
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Alabama
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jorge PosadaCCollege: Calhoun CC (Decatur)
David RobertsonRPBorn: Birmingham, Ala.; High School: Paul W. Bryant (Cottondale); College: University of Alabama
Arizona
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Shelley DuncanOF/1BBorn: Tucson, Ariz.; High School: Canyon del Oro (Oro Valley); College: University of Arizona
Mark MelanconRPCollege: University of Arizona
Kevin LongHitting CoachHigh School: Thunderbird (Phoenix); College: University of Arizona
Arkansas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
A.J. BurnettSPBorn: North Little Rock, Ark.; High School: Central Arkansas Christian (North Little Rock)
Eric HinskeINF/OFCollege: University of Arkansas
California
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Phil CokeRPBorn: Sonora, Calif.; High School: Sonora; College: San Joaquin Delta JC
Phil HughesRPBorn: Mission Viejo, Calif.; High School: Foothill (Santa Ana)
Ian KennedyRPBorn: Huntington Beach, Calif.; High School: La Quinta (Huntington Beach); College: University of Southern California
Sergio MitrePBorn: Los Angeles, Calif.; High School: Montgomery (San Diego); College: San Diego City College
Xavier NadyOFBorn: Carmel, Calif.; High School: Salinas; College: University of California
CC SabathiaSPBorn: Vallejo, Calif.; High School: Vallejo
Josh TowersRPBorn: Port Hueneme, Calif.; High School: Hueneme (Oxnard); College: Oxnard JC
Mike HarkeyBullpen CoachBorn: San Diego, Calif.; High School: Ganesha (Pomona); College: California State University, Fullerton
Kevin LongHitting CoachBorn: Van Nuys, Calif.
Colorado
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mark MelanconRPBorn: Wheat Ridge, Colo.; High School: Golden
District of Columbia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
John FlahertyBroadcasterCollege: George Washington University
Brian CashmanSenior VP, GMCollege: Catholic University
Florida
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jonathan AlbaladejoRPCollege: Miami Dade CC North
Johnny DamonOFHigh School: Dr. Phillips (Orlando)
Alex Rodriguez3BHigh School: Westminster Christian School (Miami)
Dave EilandPitching CoachBorn: Dade City, Fla.; High School: Zephyrhills; College: University of Florida, University of South Florida
Georgia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mark Teixeira1BCollege: Georgia Institute of Technology
Illinois
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jerry Hairston Jr.INF/OFBorn: Naperville, Ill.; High School: Naperville North; College: Southern Illinois - Carbondale
Joe GirardiManagerBorn: Peoria, Ill.; High School: Spalding Institute (Peoria); College: Northwestern
Indiana
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
George SteinbrennerOwnerCulver Military Academy (Culver)
Kansas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Johnny DamonOFBorn: Fort Riley
Thomson, RobThird-Base CoachCollege: University of Kansas
Louisiana
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chad GaudinRPBorn: New Orleans, La.; High School: Crescent City (Metairie)
Andy PettitteSPBorn: Baton Rouge, La.
Maryland
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mark Teixeira1BBorn: Annapolis, Md.; High School: Mount Saint Joseph (Baltimore)
Brian CashmanSenior VP, GMHigh School: Georgetown Prep
Michigan
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Derek JeterSSHigh School: Kalamazoo Central
Missouri
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
David Cone BroadcasterBorn: Kansas City, Mo.; High School: Rockhurst (Kansas City)
Nebraska
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Joba ChamberlainSPBorn: Lincoln, Neb.; High School: Lincoln Northeast; College: University of Nebraska
New Jersey
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Derek JeterSSBorn: Pequannock, N.J.
John FlahertyBroadcasterHigh School: St. Josephs Regional (Montvale)
Al LeiterBroadcasterBorn: Toms River, N.J.; High School: Central Regional (Ocean County)
New York
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Alex Rodriguez3BBorn: New York City, N.Y.
Ken SingletonBroadcasterBorn: New York City, N.Y.; College: Hofstra University
John FlahertyBroadcasterBorn: New York City, N.Y.
Brian CashmanSenior VP, GMBorn: Rockville Center, N.Y.
Ohio
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Nick SwisherOF, 1BBorn: Columbus, Ohio; College: Ohio State University
Paul O'NeillBroadcasterBorn: Columbus, Ohio; High School: Brookhaven (Columbus)
George SteinbrennerOwnerBorn: Rocky River, Ohio
Oregon
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brian BruneyRPBorn: Astoria, Ore.; High School: Warrenton
South Carolina
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Brett GardnerOFBorn: Holly Hill, S.C.; High School: Holly Hill Academy; College: College of Charleston
Texas
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Andy PettitteSPHigh School: Deer Park; College: San Jacinto North CC
Washington
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mick KelleherFirst-Base CoachBorn: Seattle, Wash.; College: University of Puget Sound
West Virginia
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Nick SwisherOF, 1BHigh School: Parkersberg
Wisconsin
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Eric HinskeINF/OFBorn: Menasha, Wis.; High School: Menasha
Canada
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Thomson, RobThird-Base CoachBorn: Sarnia, Ontario, Can.
Dominican Republic
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Melky CabreraOFBorn: Santo Domingo, D.R.
Robinson Cano2BBorn: San Pedro de Macoris, D.R.; High School: San Pedro Apostal (San Pedro de Macoris)
Damaso MarteRPBorn: Santo Domingo, D.R.
Edwar RamirezRPBorn: El Cerdado, D.R.; High School: Prof. Luis Guarionex Landestoy
Tony PenaBench CoachBorn: Monte Cristi, D.R.
Japan
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Hideki MatsuiDHBorn: Kanazawa, Jap.; High School: Seiryo Commercial
Mexico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Alfredo AcevesRPBorn: San Luis Rio Colorado, Mex.
Ramiro PenaINFBorn: Monterrey, Mex.
Panama
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Mariano RiveraRPBorn: Panama City, Pan.
Puerto Rico
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Jonathan AlbaladejoRPBorn: San Juan, P.R.; High School: Colegio Janil (Vega Baja)
Jose MolinaCBorn: Baymon, P.R.; High School: Ladislao Martinez (Maestro Ladi); College: Ladislao Martinez
Jorge PosadaCBorn: Santurce, P.R.; High School: Colegio Alejandrino (Guaynabo)
Taiwan
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Chien-Ming WangSPBorn: Tainan, Tai.; College: Taipei Physical Education College
Venezuela
PlayersPosition/RoleBirthplace and School
Francisco CervelliINFBorn: Valencia, Ven.